Archive for December, 2008

Laundry Gloop

Make 4 Litres of

Laundry Gloop

for about


• Cheap

• Easy to make

• Effective

The majority of household cleaning products contain a huge list of toxic chemicals, laundry products are often the worst in health terms as they are in constant contact with your skin. I have been making and using Laundry Gloop for years as I am allergic to all forms of fragrance, it is considerably cheaper than fragrance free detergent and just as effective.

I know Laundry Gloop does not sound very inspiring but this is a tried and tested alternative to laundry liquid or washing powder – to find out more (more…)


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In Tune with the MoonAccording to the book I am using ‘In Tune with the Moon’ this is what we are supposed to be doing this week. I will try and be organised and post every Sunday what the book suggests for the following week. My review of this book.

If you are planting by the moon for the first time have you had better results than normal or has it not made any difference? Please let us know by leaving comments below.

If you are interested in trying this it really is a good idea to get the book, I only list the basic favourable days. Within those days there are three star, two star, one star periods for cultivation as well as suggested best times for harvesting, pruning and every other aspect of growing.

For best results plant fruit trees and bushes when the moon is descending, also waxing and the tide is receding.

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th up to 5am sow and cultivate leaves – basil, brussels sprout, cabbage, kohlrabi, sorrel, celery, chervil, chinese cabbage, cress, dandelion, curly endive, fennel, purslane, lamb’s lettuce, leek, lettuce, rocket, spinach, cardoon, parsley, swiss chard.


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The Isle of Wight Permaculture Group Monthly Meeting will be hosted by Chris & Jaki this Sunday 7th December 10:30 am at Apse Heath.

They would like to clear a bit of land for cultivation and a bigger area for the chickens to roam so wellies and any tools you may have would be great.

If the weathers bad we can always have a discussion in the house and put the world to rights with Jakis’ mince pies and limitless Teas and coffees etc.

Photo: Tim Ellis

If you need directions contact:
Phone: 01983 854968


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